Site name: Helliwell Court open space and wildlife garden

Zone: Outer

Land owner: SCC Housing

Date of survey: 9 March 2000

Current management: Amenity grass area mown. Wildlife garden not managed since planting.

Proposed management: Thin out trees and shrubs in wildlife garden, introduce more fruit trees, herbs and fragrant plants/shrubs.

Date of Visual Survey - Aug 2004

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The ideas and possibilities outlined below are designed to help members of the local community as they think about what could happen on this site. Nothing is fixed and alternative solutions may well emerge over the coming decade - it is for the local community to decide and enable it to happen.

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Visual Attributes - update 2004

Large dull areas of mown amenity grass separate these blocks of housing, which are located just up the hill from Deepcar Village Hall on the west side of Helliwell Lane. A belt of woodland screens the site from the playing fields on the western boundary and a scattering of single trees, including rowan and cherry, are located on the areas of grass adjacent to the road. The only other noteworthy features are a square tarmac car park and three areas of mixed shrubbery on the eastern end of each housing block.

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Safety

This site is overlooked on all sides by housing, so it feels very secure. The area of fairly dense tree planting to the back of the site may feel quite intimidating after dark.

Activities that the site supports at present

The car park provides parking for residents and grass can be used for sitting on in the summer.

 

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Activities that could be supported in the future

Communal outdoor seating could be provided on site and possibly a few picnic benches. A communal garden for the residents could also be created. Areas of mown grass could be made much more visually stimulating, e.g. with the establishment of a meadow area, or swathes of herbaceous planting.

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Habitat types and current uses of the site are marked in the tables below with an asterisk.

Ecology

HABITAT TYPES FOUND ON SITE

found 2002

aim by 2012

found 2002

aim by 2012

Amenity Grassland

*

Mosses and Bryophytes

Amenity Shrubs

*

Heath Land

Amenity Tree Planting

*

Wetlands

Amenity Flower Beds

Open Water

Amenity Hedges

Running Water

Rough Grassland

Cultivated/Disturbed Land

Acid Grassland

Bare Earth/Erosion

Marshy Grassland

Hedges

*

Trees Broadleaf

Walls

*

Trees Coniferous

Fences

*

Trees Mixed

Invasive Species

Scrub

Other (Please state)

Tall Herbs

*

Low Herbs and Shrubs (Native)

Amenity Bulb Planting


People

CURRENT USES

found 2002

aim by 2012

found 2002

aim by 2012

FORMAL PROVISION

INFORMAL USES

Formal Pitches

Cycling

Formal Play Area

Jogging

Car Park

*

Walking

Seating

*

Shortcuts

Picnic Area

Desire Lines

Art Work

Motor Cycling

Dog Walking Area

Car Driving

Pavement

*

Car Parking

Footpath Network

Damaged Bollards/Fences

Steps

*

Vandalism

Cycle Paths

Graffiti

Trim Track

Litter (small)

Litter Bins

Fly Tipping

Dog Waste Bins

Burnt Out Cars

Formal Off-road Area

Fires

Bollards

Hanging Around

Lighting

*

Alcohol Drinking

Signs

Drug Taking

Interpretive Signs

Dog Mess

Hard Surfaces

Quiet Contemplation

Other (please state)

Sun Bathing

Informal Play (state)

Other Informal Uses (state)

Stocksbridge SRB5 Greenspace Audit undertaken by Jim Flanagan for Sheffield Wildlife Trust - see their Community Action Handbook - full of good ideas for your local site


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